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CFAN Calendar of Events 

December 2022 – January 2023

December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, January 7, 14, 21, and 28

Downtown Lakeland Farmers Curb Market

This vibrant, eclectic market brings the community together every Saturday in Downtown Lakeland with fresh, local produce, live plants, and a variety of hot foods and handcrafted wares. It is located on the 200 block of N Kentucky Ave in Lakeland from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Saturday (except in August) and is a production of the Lakeland Downtown Development Authority (LDDA). Learn more at www.downtownfarmerscurbmarket.org

December 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31, January 7, 14, 21, and 28

Grady Goat Yoga Tampa Bay

Every Saturday from 10 – 11:30 a.m., Grady Goat Farm hosts a fun and relaxing yoga class featuring their famous goats. Tickets are $37 for each attendee. This delightful event benefits Project G.O.A.T. (Global Offensive Against Trafficking), a charity that works to protect children. Grady Goat Farm is located at 12551 Franklin Rd in Thonotosassa. Learn about this incredible farm and all that they do by visiting their website at www.gradygoat.org

December 9 – 10 and 16 – 17 

Florida Flywheelers Christmas in the Village

For two weekends, from 6 – 9 p.m., you can enjoy a journey through an Antique Village delightfully decorated as a Winter Wonderland from the comfort of your own vehicle. You’ll receive sweet treats and seasonal refreshments (like hot cocoa, cookies, eggnog, and cider), and have the opportunity to get a photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, This is a charity event that benefits the community, so for admission the Flywheelers request canned food, toys, and/or monetary donations. The address is 7000 Avon Park Cut Off Rd in Fort Meade. If you have any questions, you may contact (863) 285-9121, or visit the website at www.FloridaFlywheelers.org/events/

December 10

Dirt Days: Terrific Trees

This is a fun, free, educational program filled with engaging activities for elementary school-aged children. From 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., kids will learn all about the important role that trees play in the native ecosystems of Florida from representatives from the Florida Forest Service, Florida Master Gardeners, and Friends of the Parks, at Polk’s Nature Discovery Center Classroom at Circle B Bar Reserve, located at 4399 Winter Lake Rd in Lakeland. The whole family is welcome, but tickets are limited, so sign up today on www.eventbrite.com (search for “Dirt Days: Terrific Trees”), or go to www.polknature.com/discovery-center/programs to learn more about this and the other great programs offered by the Parks and Natural Resources Environmental Lands Program.

December 10 and 24, January 14 and 28

Downtown Farmer’s Market in Lake Wales

The Lake Wales Downtown Farmer’s Market is sponsored by Lake Wales Main Street and takes place every second and fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 20 N Market St in Lake Wales. This producer-only market specializes in locally grown, pesticide-free produce and plants, baked goods, local honey, Florida grove pepper sauces, cheeses, award-winning BBQ sauces and rubs, homemade jams and jellies, natural pet treats, plus a ton of crafts, clothing, and jewelry. For more information, you can contact Lynn Greenfield at (863) 676-8782 or visit www.lwmainstreet.com/farmers-market.

January 3

Modern Western Square Dancing Lessons

If you can walk briskly, then you can learn to square dance! Get started with a free lesson, and after that it’s just $7 per lesson (per person). Wear casual attire and comfortable shoes, and get ready for a fun social activity that is great for your health. Lessons will be held Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Strawberry Square and Round Dance Center, 4401 Promenade Blvd in Plant City. For more information, please visit www.strawberrysquaredancing.com or call the office at (813) 752-0491. 

January 7, 14, 21, 28

Saturday Night Rodeo

This fun, family-friendly rodeo takes place every Saturday through the end of November from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo, located at 3200 River Ranch Blvd in River Ranch. Enjoy the antics of cowpokes and bronco busters as they show off their skills trick riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, and more. Kids are invited into the rodeo arena toward the end of the night to participate in a real “calf scramble.” Tickets are $25 for adults, $15 for children ages 5 – 12, and children ages 4 and under are free. For more information, please visit www.westgateresorts.com/hotels/florida/river-ranch/westgate-river-ranch-resort/activities/rodeo/

January 18 – 21 

35th Annual Antique Engine and Tractor “Swap Meet”

Buy, sell, and swap engines, tractors, parts and pieces at this four-day event. Enjoy a daily Antique Car parade at 10:30 a.m., Antique Tractor Parade at 2 p.m. each day, observe a functioning sawmill demonstration, browse the huge flea market, stroll through the Antique Village, and for the young’uns, there will be Kids Pedal Tractor Pulls on Friday and Saturday at 11 a.m. Gates open from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Florida Flywheelers Antique Engine Club, located at 7000 Avon Park Cutoff Rd in Fort Meade. To learn more, please go to www.floridaflywheelers.org

January 26

Sandhill Restoration Mountain Lake at Bok Tower

Take part in the restoration of native habitat by helping to remove invasive grasses and planting native grasses and forbs from 8 – 11:30 a.m. with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission. Bok Tower Gardens is located at 1151 Tower Blvd in Lake Wales. For more information, or to register, please go to www.outreach.myfwc.com/events/ or contact Cheryl Peterson at (863) 734-1220, or email her at cpeterson@boktower.org

January 27 – 29 

Gator Cutlery Club Custom, Modern & Antique Knife Show

You’ll have a chance to win custom, handmade knives in the raffle at this exhibition where a wide variety of vendors will be displaying their knife collections for show and sale on over 200 tables. The Gator Cutlery Club has been getting together since 1979. This event will take place from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, and on Sunday from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at RP Funding Center, 701 W Lime St in Lakeland. Admission is $5 for one day, $8 for two days, and $10 for a three-day pass. There will also be an auction held Saturday at 7 p.m. For more information, please visit www.gatorcutlery.com, or contact Dan Piergallini at (813) 754-3908.

January 27 – 29 and February 3 – 5 

Spirit of the Buffalo Pow Wow and Native American Festival

The 27th annual celebration of Native American culture will be taking place at International Market World, located at 1052 US 92 W in Auburndale, for two weekends, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Fridays are Student Appreciation Day and students and teachers are admitted for free! Over 60 exhibitors will be on hand with crafts for sale, historic village displays, workshops, and more. Don’t miss the intertribal dance competitions! For more details, please go to www.spiritofthebuffalopowwow.com

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